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Simply Stories Podcast

Nov 5, 2020

Today I am chatting with the absolutely wonderful Nicole Zasowski. Nicole is a family and marriage therapist who wrote a book this year called From Lost to Found: Giving Up What You Think You Want for What Will Set You Free. In her book, she shares about her struggle with perfectionism, and living a performance based life, and it's all on my shoulders faith and entered a season of loss and change that stripped her of the empty things she had placed her hope in.


Nicole specifically struggled with the incredibly hard road of multiple miscarriages and infertility before experiencing the miracle births of her two boys, and she candidly shares about that unique grief experience and how the Lord met her in it. 


From Lost to Found, as well as this conversation, is a message of hope that redemption is possible even if it feels like everything is ruined. As I prayed about where this conversation should fall in this season, even before Nicole and I talked, I just felt so clearly that the Lord wanted our conversation to fall this week following the Election in the U.S. This episode is an attempt to lay a balm on weary souls as we move forward no matter what happens next. 

Nicole and I have both known unique, but soul crushing grief and loss. We know that the weight of brokenness can be so stifling, but we also know that our Creator stepped down from Heaven and took on skin, and died and rose again so that we would NEVER have to be alone in our grief ever again, and that we would have a Hope that cannot be taken. No matter where this finds you today, this is not how the story ends. I hope you can feel encouraged today, friend. Find ways to listen at the linkinbio

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CS Lewis: we are far too easily pleased

Balanced translocation


IVF loss (a unique grief)

“Is He Worthy”- Andrew Peterson

*For more resources on miscarriage and child loss, see The Joyful Mourning

Scripture References:

Ecclesiastes 3 /Galatians 6:7 - Seasons of sowing and reaping

Galatians 2:20 / Acts 14:21-22 / 2 Corinthians 4 / Romans 8:18-27- Suffering is part of life with Christ

Isaiah 61:3- Beauty from ashes

Psalm 100:5- He is still good

Esther 4:14- For such a time as this

2 Corinthians 12:7-9- Paul and the thorn in his flesh

Hebrews 10:23- Tethered to the hope of Christ

Galatians 6:17/ Luke 24:39/ John 20:20 Christ still bore scars

2 Corinthians 12:9- His power is made known in our weakness

Psalm 107:2- The redeemed tell their story

John 11- Weeping at Lazarus’ tomb

Revelation 22:1-5- We were made for garden life

Revelation 21:5- The Lord longs to restore, but it will not be until the moment He declares “now’ I will make all things new

John 11:35- Jesus wept

Matthew 27:32-56 / Luke 24- The miracle of Jesus’ death and resurrection

Hebrews 2:5-18 / John 1:14-  Jesus was fully God and fully man

Matthew 27:46 - He felt the separation from His Father

John 3:16-18 /1 John 4:7-21-  He loves us so much

John 14:16 / John 16:7-He wanted to send us the Counselor

Romans 8:23 -The groaning as they waited on the Messiah

John 17:13/ John 15:11- Jesus came to say you have peace and joy now

Matthew 18:12- Leave the 99 to go after the 1

1 John 3:3- He is the one who holds our hope

Ecclesiastes 1:9 - There’s nothing new under the sun

Psalm 139:23-Search me, and try me, God

Psalm 47:8 / Daniel 7:9-10 The Lord is still on His throne

Hebrew 13:8 / James 1:17- God’s character is the same today, yesterday, and forever

Hebrews 1:12- His living Word, it is alive and active

Revelation 22: 1-7- What is dark today won’t be dark forever

2 Corinthians 4 /Matthew 5:14-16- The Light inside of us we will carry it forward

Isaiah 14:27- Nothing and no one can stop the Lord

Psalm 103 :: scripture at the end from the Passion Tranlation

Connecting with Nicole:

Her book

Her website



Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:
Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)

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